Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies Tips and Odds – AFL 2020 Round 7

Optus Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 7 AFL game between Geelong and Collingwood . The game kicks off at 8:10 pm with Collingwood heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Geelong vs. Collingwood game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Thursday July 16, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Where: Optus Stadium

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Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies Odds

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The top eight is set to change dramatically on Thursday night when the second-place Cats meet the fifth-place Pies at Optus Stadium.

Geelong coach Chris Scott will be looking to employ similar tactics this week after his side handled the conditions at the SCG perfectly in their big win over the Lions last Thursday night.

Likewise, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley will be hoping the Pies can build on their huge win over Hawthorn on a ground that has caused plenty of happiness and heartbreak in recent years.

On the injury front, the Cats are set to receive a big boost with Jack Steven due to return, but there is concern for Mitch Duncan, who injured his hamstring last week against Brisbane.

Collingwood has plenty of problems themselves with last weeks first goal-kicker Will Kelly now out for the season, while Matt Scharenberg will be tested later in the week with a rib injury.

The Pies and Cats met twice last year with both games being decided by less than three goals.

Collingwood defeated Geelong in the qualifying finals last time out, but it’s fair to say the Cats have held the wood over the Pies in recent times with three wins from their last four games.

This is easily the toughest fixture to pick of Round 10, but with the Pies nursing a long list of outs, you have to side with the in-form Geelong to keep on rolling.

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